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Game Music Heads-Up!

April 22, 2014 Leave a comment

Hi there, how have you all been?

Just wanted to share the latest Game Music Bundle around, with some terrific work for just only $1. Yeah, unmissable, I know. :)

Game Music Bundle 7

Right now I’m listening through the awesome Lufthausers soundtrack by Jukio “Kozilek” Kallio… And there’s still much more to dig. Stay with that tune and dare not to go for it. :)

See ya, take care!

Two Birds With One Stone

April 15, 2014 5 comments

Hi there, how have you been?

As a subscriber of La Blogothèque I’m used to every now and then be surprised by something above average reaching my mail inbox–specially when great production values are guaranteed there–but this week was simply astounding. :)

Just wanted to share two absolutely terrific voices I just got to know thanks to them: Bill Callahan and Ella Eyre. Check them out for yourselves and dare to disagree. ;)

Ella Eyre

See ya, take care!

Still ‘Goldsmithing’: The Art of Remaining Quiet

April 8, 2014 Leave a comment

Hi there guys, how are you doing?

Back to the Goldsmith studies, the movie of the week was the already-classic (arguably :P) Sci-Fi Total Recall (90) by Paul Verhoeven.

Total Recall

As far as the movie goes it was interesting to re-watch the groundbreaking (at the time) visual effects and some of them hold up surprisingly well even for today standards. Also, Sharon Stone was indeed THE undisputed sex symbol of the 90s. lol But talking about the music score…

I don’t really think it lives up to the novelty of the movie to be honest. It still sounds like a ten-years-old soundtrack, it’s still based on action movies clichés… Yet there’s something to learn here just like in any other Jerry Goldsmith’s soundtrack: silence is gold. :)

This feature caught my attention in Chinatown, but it makes a good deal of sense here too: Mr. Goldsmith leaves room for the dialogues to stand out. New composers frequently think they should provide a barrage of music to fill every single gap with sound… when, like in most cases in art and pretty much everything else, less is more.

Despite not being that remarkable the soundtrack of Total Recall can teach us this lesson–as valuable as any other. :)

See ya, take care!

April 1st?

April 1, 2014 8 comments

Just take this as my treat. ;)

See ya, take care!

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